Sonic Faction has introduced Polytek, a new Max for Live instrument that fuses rhythm and melody to generate patterns.
It combines step sequencing with vocoder and multiband gate processing, which the developers say delivers ‘deep tech chord progressions, ambient dub soundscapes and gritty robotic polyrhythms’.
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Polytek’s layout allows for intuitive rhythmic and melodic step sequencing. Add to that sound shaping capabilities from filters, vocoders to choppy gates to create an impressive modern sound. The instrument’s Routing Matrix makes it easy to select Analog or Sampler as a sound source and then process it through either a Vocoder or Multiband frequency-based gating system. Aspects of the device have been color-coded so you know exactly where you are and what you’re controlling.
Polytek comes with an array of FX for big spacious reverbs, saturation, delays, auto pan, and chorus. The device is also equipped with a note resonator and physical modeling engine to add extra timbre harmonics and futuristic melodic textures.
Polytek’s internal Preset system allows for easy saving of rhythmic, melodic and sound settings as well as recalling entire patterns on the fly.
- Built-in Rhythmic & Melodic Step Sequencers
- Analog & Sample-based Sound Sources
- Vocoder and Multiband-Gate Processing
- Physical Modeling Engine for Dynamic Resonance
- Internal Presets for fast Save and Recall
Polytek requires Live 9 Suite and Max for Live 7. It’s available now for $49 at the Sonic Faction site.